Ann Beattie writes her short story “The Lawn Party” as a male narrator. Because men tend to be less emotional than women are, this makes the narrator’s point of view more believable. Although this is a story that moves from one agonizing situation to another, the lack of human emotion leaves one with a somewhat empty feeling. One could infer that the author removed all sensitivity from the narrator in an attempt to make
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artist yet the narrator does not appreciate his talents nor does he appear to care about his troubles or addictions. He does not care to participate in any social events or conversations.
If the male narrator showed more emotions, one would feel more compassion toward him. The way the story was wrote the narrator appeared very cold, heartless, and detached. The reader feels no sympathy for his character due to his steadfast lack of emotion.